After seeing her 2008 term through as vice chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Leslie Silverman will re-join the private sector with Proskauer Rose in its D.C. office as a partner in its labor and employment practice this fall.
Silverman, who spent seven years at Keller and Heckman before working for the government on the Senate health, education, labor, and pensions committees and joining the EEOC as commissioner in 2002, said she decided on Proskauer because the work she will do with the firm coincides with the work that she did with the government agency. Silverman, 43, will advise clients on employment issues with Proskauer. While at the EEOC, Silverman commissioned a nationwide program aimed at fighting systemic discrimination.
“The EEOC systemic program looks at the larger impact of addressing discrimination in a particular geographic location, industry, or company," Silverman said.
Silverman is expected to join Proskauer in the fall, but added she wants to spend some time with her family before getting back to work. Her term with the EEOC ended last month.